Week #10 Verse-1 John 3:1

08 Oct

1 John 3:1 “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!  And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”

Well, it is our last memory verse.  Which also means that at this time next week we should be getting very close to being in South Sudan!  To us this verse has a very obvious meaning to our situation.

The fact that we have the ability to go and serve him and a people that do not know him, shows the kind of love that the Father has “lavished” upon us.  It is truly a blessing that God looks at us and sees his children.  He does not see his servants, busy bees, or representatives.  He sees his children.

We do not deserve this title but through God’s grace, mercy, and love, we have been given the title.  We did not earn it, it was freely given when we entered into the family of Christ.

One of our goals while we are in Terekeka is to show the children there that they do have a Father.  A Father that will never fail them.  A Father that will never leave them.  A Father that will never be taken from them.  A Father that loves them more than they love themselves.  A Father that cares.  A Father that knows.  A Father that gave all to be called Abba.

Wow.  How great God’s love is, that we would be called children of God.


A short update on our situation.  We will be leaving for Nacogdoches on Thursday morning and be getting things ready for the flight out on Sunday evening.  We will be trying to update more frequently from here on out and posting pictures as we go.  I’m sure Gail will take plenty of pictures for you all.

Again we thank you for your prayers.  If you signed up to receive prayer calendars while we are away you should be getting them this week.  If you did not sign up but want to receive a day-by-day prayer calendar to remember us in your prayers, please respond with an email address so we can send it to you.


In Christ’s Love,


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Posted by on October 8, 2012 in Josh, Uncategorized


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